Saturday, February 26, 2011

Do The Write Thing & A Review

Looking for a way to help those devastated by the recent earthquake in New Zealand?

Margot Kinberg @ Confessions of a Mystery Novelist... is putting together a charity raffle to raise money for the Christchurch, New Zealand, relief fund. If you haven’t already, be sure to check out her LET’S ALL DO THE WRITE THING post.

In the post, Margot details how writers and non-writers alike can help raise funds for this worthy cause. Be sure to check it out and pass the word along to all of your friends.

Now I’d like to share a review of a fun and educational book for youngsters.

This is a delightful book that will not only encourage children to learn their alphabet, but have fun while doing it.

Each page gives two examples of the alphabet letter to aid children with word to letter association. DOODLES doesn’t use stock illustrations for the examples. These adorable examples are original doodles by the author, Setria James.

Parents may want to copy the pages and have fun coloring with their youngsters while they learn such things as ’g for grapes’ or ’s or snail.’

There are 52 doodles for children to color which will help enhance their creativity, aid in the development of their motor skills, and unlock their imagination. This book is geared toward youngsters ages 2 to 6, but even adults will find it enjoyable.

Author Setria James has done a wonderful job with her debut book. She also offers several free downloadable drawing pages at her website. In addition, the site features a video where the author explains about her book and her drawings.

Author Setria James’ website is

Doodles: Alphabet Coloring Fun by Setria James, AuthorHouse, @2010, ISBN: 978-1-4520-9085-6, Paperback, 32 pages

FTC Full Disclosure - I requested this book and it was sent to me by the publisher in hopes I would review it. However, receiving the complimentary copy did not influence my review.

Do you think the blogging community can make a difference whether it’s raising money for earthquake victims or encouraging youngsters to learn? I do. I think the blogging community is filled with strong, loving, caring people who reach out to help, encourage and be there for others. So today, remember you’re not alone - a friend is online with an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on, and a heart to share.



  1. Thanks for sharing the info, Mason. Isn't it wonderful when the blogging community pulls together and helps others?


  2. Hi Mason .. I must check out Margot's site .. and the Doodles Alphabet - looks great fun for kids ..

    Thanks - have a good weekend .. Hilary

  3. Love seeing the support for NZ here - thank you so much!!

  4. Mason - Wow! Thank you so much for helping to spread the word about Do The Write Thing. I so much appreciate your using your blog to help out :-).

    And Doodles Alphabet looks fantastic :-). I love it when books for little ones encourage them to be interactive, and you don't get a whole lot more interactive than coloring at that age ;-).

  5. Kudos to Margot for her efforts. The blogging community is so supportive, and I believe can make a difference.

    My kids used to love to color ... I think Doodles is going to be a big hit with the young set :)

  6. Love the idea of a raffle. I do believe that bloggers uniting can help others...

    Have a great weekend!

  7. I think until something like donating for the earthquake comes up, we tend to forget just how huge the blogging community is!

    The coloring book sounds like a cute book. The alphabet, doodles, coloring... great idea.

  8. Margot's wonderful for coming up with the idea!

    Thanks for the cool book review. I want to check it out for children I know.

  9. Nice to see so many mentioning Margot's efforts.

  10. "blogging community is filled with strong,loving,caring people who reach out to help" HOW TRUE !

    I only discovered this community last fall and am impressed by their members.


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